He has been accepted into the MSTP program to begin in June following graduation. The mission of the MSTP program is to train future leaders in medicine and science. Each year 25 individuals are selected to train at Washington University and Medical School.
These 25 students are selected from the United States and International applicants. Students undertake rigorous training at one of the nation’s premier centers for clinical excellence and scientific research.
The MSTP program was established at Washington University in 1969 and through May 2011 has graduated 501 Physician-Scientist. Since 1970 the program has been funded by the NIH (National Institutes of Health). The structure of the Medical Scientist Training Program is 24 months- Basic Science training, 30- months Thesis Research, 15-24 months Clinical Training with the average completion time of 7-8 years. Graduates of the MSTP program are Physician-Scientist, MD-PhD.
Kyle is the son of Kelly and Lisa Williams Oetjen of Lone Oak KY, Grandson of Jim and Pat Williams of Eddyville KY formerly of Cadiz, Gilbert and Norma Oetjen of Golconda IL and the Great-Grandson of Carlene Kennedy of Cadiz, the late Lucian Kennedy and the late Edison and Barbara Williams.